Staff Technical Program Manager, Payments

United States

Airbnb was born in 2007 when two Hosts welcomed three guests to their San Francisco home, and has since grown to over 4 million Hosts who have welcomed more than 1 billion guest arrivals in almost every country across the globe. Every day, Hosts offer unique stays and experiences that make it possible for guests to connect with communities in a more authentic way.

The Community You Will Join:

Airbnb’s mission is to create a world where people can Belong Anywhere. As we grow to achieve that mission, we’re looking to add a technical, hands-on, and mission-driven Technical Program Manager (TPM) to the team. 


The Difference You Will Make:

This person will partner with our payments engineering teams to deliver solutions to improve the productivity of Airbnb engineers. If you strive to improve productivity, have a strong analytical approach to problems, and love the challenge of building new organizational capabilities, this is the role for you. 

A Typical Day:

  • Develop a portfolio view of Payments programs and ensure leaders have sufficient visibility into execution status, issues, and decisions.
  • Lead planning, execution, and delivery of large cross-functional initiatives aimed at increasing the productivity of our technical teams.
  • Apply a data-driven approach to measuring developer productivity and happiness to inform roadmap prioritization, intensely focusing on developer success.
  • Manage effective communication with stakeholders and across teams to ensure alignment and accountability.
  • Focuses on key priorities
  • Partner with developer teams to develop and enforce high quality internal documentation.
  • Acts without being told what to do; brings new ideas to the team
  • Collaborate with leadership to implement best practices and aligning on priorities across Payments
  • Moves quickly and takes a forceful stand without being abrasive
  • Builds atmosphere of trust within the team; inspires team to do their best work and addresses impediments to this quickly and effectively
  • Does not let important details slip through the cracks or derail a project
  • Regularly assess opportunities; champion best practices, drive for process improvements, and find new ways of operating, with a focus on simplification and productivity.

Your Expertise:

  • Tenacity and willing to go the distance to get something done; Exhibits passion and excitement over work; Can-do attitude
  • Able to persuade others to pursue a particular course of action
  • Able to see and communicate the big picture in an inspiring way
  • Demonstrated ability to work through ambiguity to detailed solutions. You can take a vague problem, crisply frame the challenge, identify a path forward, and drive an initiative over the finish-line.
  • Calm under pressure; maintains stable performance when under heavy pressure or stress
  • Copes effectively with complexity and change
  • Efficiency (Able to produce significant output with minimal wasted effort; find new ways of operating, with a focus on simplification and productivity; drive for process improvements, understand best practices)
  • Integrity (Does not cut corners; earns trust and maintains confidences; does what is right not what is politically expedient; speaks plainly)
  • Sound business judgment
  • Experience developing new and improving existing processes, and demonstrated flexibility to get things done.
  • Detail-oriented and able to understand the bigger picture by using your technical expertise and problem solving abilities to prioritize and manage blocking issues.
  • Experience working in a highly cross-functional environment where communication with multiple groups is imperative.
  • Ability to ramp up quickly and learn new technologies with minimal lag time.
  • Excellent written and oral communication and people skills
  • Lets others speak and seeks to understand their viewpoints; openness to criticism and others ideas; openly solicits feedback
  • BA/BS degree, 9 years technical project management or relevant experience

Your Location

This position is US - Remote Eligible. The role may include occasional work at an Airbnb office or attendance at offsites, as agreed to with your manager. While the position is Remote Eligible, you must live in a state where Airbnb, Inc. has a registered entity. Click here for the up-to-date list of excluded states. This list is continuously evolving, so please check back with us if the state you live in is on the exclusion list. If your position is employed by another Airbnb entity, your recruiter will inform you what states you are eligible to work from.

Our Commitment To Inclusion & Belonging:

Airbnb is committed to working with the broadest talent pool possible. We believe diverse ideas foster innovation and engagement, and allow us to attract creatively-led people, and to develop the best products, services and solutions. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

We strive to also provide a disability inclusive application and interview process. If you are a candidate with a disability and require reasonable accommodation in order to submit an application, please contact us at: Please include your full name, the role you’re applying for and the accommodation necessary to assist you with the recruiting process. 

We ask that you only reach out to us if you are a candidate whose disability prevents you from being able to complete our online application.

How We'll Take Care of You:

Our job titles may span more than one career level. The actual base pay is dependent upon many factors, such as: training, transferable skills, work experience, business needs and market demands. The base pay range is subject to change and may be modified in the future. This role may also be eligible for bonus, equity, benefits, and Employee Travel Credits.  

Pay Range
$192,000$237,500 USD